Hey pastors and leaders… want to measure how good your culture will be in a few months?
Listen to how well your people disagree in your staff meetings today.
“Oh, our people don’t disagree. We are all on the same page”
Nope! Your culture sucks and you just don’t know it yet. You will know it soon enough though. Trust is missing from your staff environment.
“Oh, we fight … we fight constantly.”
Your culture sucks too. Fights are very different than disagreements. Fights have the intent on harming the other combatant. Disagreements have the intent of showing the overwhelming validity and evidence for your viewpoint.
A key measure of people who disagree well is like a sporting event. On the field or court, the play and movements are intense. But once the buzzer sounds and time runs out, everyone is hugging and high fiving.
Don’t have a weekly staff meeting? Your culture will probably suck soon, if not already. Your team needs a vehicle to come to the table and discuss the issues of the day.